Students graduate with applied woodcraft technology certificates

Pioneering graduates after receiving their Advanced Certificate in Applied Woodcraft Technology at the Forestry Training Centre in Colo-i-Suva today. Picture: VILIMAINA NAQELEVUKI

A TOTAL of 12 students graduated with an Advanced Certificate in Applied Woodcraft Technology at the Forestry Training Centre at Colo-i-Suva today.

Officiating at the ceremony, permanent secretary for the Ministry of Forests Pene Baleinabuli reminded the graduates that they were now empowered with the knowledge to create a living not only for themselves but for their families.

“You need to use your knowledge wisely and it needs to be harnessed so that it can provide for you today, tomorrow and in the future,” Mr Baleinabuli said.

He said part of the Government’s work now was to protect our forests.

“Our forests are not just there to be used for the construction of homes, we take the purpose of trees very lightly.

“Trees protect the soil, the environment so we cannot go and cut it down anyhow.”

The graduates completed 18 months of training for Advanced Woodcraft Technology.

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